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Written answers

Tuesday, 5 July 2005

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House Stationery

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what plans the Commission has to relax the rules relating to the use of House stationery.

    • Communal Hairbrushes/Combs

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) what the cost has been of undertaking the risk assessment of communal hairbrushes and combs in hon....

      Westminster Hall

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) what arrangements will be put in place to allow Westminster Hall debates and Question Time to continue...

  • Prime Minister

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Beaconsfield of (a) 14 June and (b) 15 June.

    • Warwick Agreement

      To ask the Prime Minister what arrangements he is making for the implementation of the Warwick agreement with trade unions; and how much of the agreement has been implemented.

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislative Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House which Bills the Government plan to submit for pre-legislative scrutiny in this parliamentary session.

    • Legislative Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals to improve the effectiveness of House of Commons Committees in scrutinising legislation.

      House of Lords Reform

      To ask the Leader of the House what recent discussions he has had on the timetable for House of Lords reform.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Electoral Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the Department's plans to reform the law on duress and undue influence on voters; and if she...

    • Voter Participation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans she has to take steps to increase voter participation.

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans she has to review the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that electoral registration officers have adequate resources.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what her policy is on use of national insurance numbers as an identifier in electoral registration.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what her policy is on use of national insurance numbers as an identifier in electoral registration.

      Judicial Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Lord Chancellor last met the Lord Chief Justice to discuss judicial appointments.

      Judicial Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what her policy is on the minimum legal qualifications necessary for a judicial appointment.

      Voter Registration (Service Personnel)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans she has to change voter registration arrangements for military service personnel; and if she will make a statement.

      Cohabitation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the proposal for increased legal protection for cohabiters will apply to all forms of cohabitation.

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether it is planned that all staff answering inquiries at Community Legal Service Direct will be qualified lawyers.

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what her plans are for Community Legal Service Direct.

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much had been spent from the public purse on the Community Legal Service Direct project as at 28 June.

      Community Legal Service Direct

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the progress of Community Legal Service Direct.

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps her Department is taking to inform (a) other departments and (b) agencies of the position of hon. Members...

      Election Pilots (Guidance)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the Department will issue guidance to local authorities on applying for (a) all-postal voting pilots and (b) other...

      Election Turnout

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment the Government have made of the effect of the systems of proportional representation as used in England on...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average cost of a (a) public defender and (b) private legal aid lawyer was in the last period for which figures are...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was paid in legal aid fees for (a) civil work and (b) criminal work in each of the last five years; and if she will...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many law firms practised legal aid work in 1999 for (a) criminal law, (b) general civil law, (c) immigration law, (d)...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many law firms, have contracted for criminal legal aid work in each year since the Access to Justice Act 1999 came into...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many law firms bid for civil legal aid contracts in each of the bid rounds that have taken place since the Access to...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2005, Official Report, column 1329W, on criminal cases, when she expects to announce the...

      Legal Aid (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much legal aid was paid to (a) solicitors, (b) junior counsel and (c) senior counsel in each year in Northern Ireland since...

      London Assembly/Scottish Parliament

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Government have to amend the electoral system for the (a) London Assembly and (b) Scottish Parliament to prevent...

      Postal Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the arrangements for postal voting.

      Postal Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the Department will accept applications for all-postal voting pilots from local authorities in (a) forthcoming...

      Public Defender Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the cost efficiency of the public defender scheme.

      Public Defender Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on progress of the public defender pilots.

      Public Defender Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many defendants are being represented by public defenders in each area where pilots are taking place; and what plans she...

      Work-related Stress

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in her Department in each of the last three years; how much...

  • Scotland

    • Aviation Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the impact of the Government's aviation policy in Scotland.

    • Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues about the future of post offices in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Caledonian MacBrayne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Scottish Executive on off-shoring tax arrangements for crew of Caledonian...

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent devolution issues the Advocate-General has considered.

      Integrated Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive regarding the development of an integrated energy policy for Scotland.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Home Office and the Scottish Executive on the introduction of identity cards in Scotland.

      Local Income Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the implications for the rest of the UK of the introduction of a local income tax in...

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to ensure lasting beneficial effects for Scotland following the G8 summit.

      G8 Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his assessment is of the implications for Scotland of the G8 summit to be held in Gleneagles.

      Economic Performance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss Scotland's economic performance.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Antibiotics (Animals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the use in animals of antibiotic substances also used in human medicine, with particular...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much carbon was emitted by (a) aircraft and (b) cars in the UK in the last period for which figures are available.

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations the Government have made to the (a) EU Council and (b) EU member states for increased levels of...

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research she has commissioned into marine noise pollution, with particular reference to the impact on cetaceans; and...

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of marine noise pollution on (i) marine...

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on marine noise pollution in UK waters.

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she plans to take through the International Whaling Commission to seek greater protection for cetaceans.

      Computer Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft her Department recorded in each year since 2001–02; and...

      Dormice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to protect and enhance (a) the habitats and (b) the number of the dormouse population in...

      Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the treatment of funds collected under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

      Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the merits of including aircraft emissions in the European Emissions Trading Scheme.

      Fish Merchants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under what legislation the proposed buyers' licences for fish merchants were introduced; and if she will make a statement.

      Flooding (North Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will relax the three day notice period on movements given in North Yorkshire following the flooding.

      Flooding (North Yorkshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will provide funds to assist the clear-up of the countryside and carriageways following the floods in North Yorkshire.

      Foot and Mouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list occasions referred to in Commission Decision 2005/436/EC, OJL151 of 14 June, where EU states were supported...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much central government financial support has been made available for private sector forestry in the East midlands region...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will increase the level of maintenance grant available for tree planting schemes.

      GM Crops (EU Environment Council)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the full text of contributions made by UK representatives in the EU Council of Ministers discussion on 24...

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list countries eligible to vote at the International Whaling Conference in South Korea.

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the latest meeting of the International Whaling Commission; and what the Government's...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her answer of 22 June 2005, to the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker), Official Report, column 1040W, what...

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the grant scheme available for parish councils to conduct consultation about parish plans extends to village...

      Pet Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will make it her policy to ban exotic pet markets; (2) how many illegal pet markets have been discovered in...

      Rats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the level of rat infestation of sewers in each London borough.

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the (a) targets and (b) funding mechanism for the maintenance and enhancement of...

      Rural Housing Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what budget has been allocated to the proposed Rural Housing Commission; and if she will make a statement.

      Smog

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many smog warnings have been issued in London in each year since 1979.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Department has spent on taxis in each of the last five years.

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress the Government have made in meeting the targets of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000.

      Work-related Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of work-related stress have been reported in her Department in each of the last three years; how much...

  • Defence

    • American Missile Defence System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions have taken place with the US administration concerning the use of RAF Menwith Hill in connection with the American Missile Defence System.

    • Army Reviewing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list all cases heard by the Army Reviewing Authority in the last five years in respect of which no legal proceedings are ongoing; what...

      Bowman Communications Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the performance of the Bowman communications equipment in theatre operations; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will write to the hon. Member for Blaby with a full list of ships and equipment involved in the STOROB process of reused ships' fitted equipment...

      Defence Export Services Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions in the last 12months the Defence Export Services Organisation has provided information to UK companies about agents; if he...

      Detainees (Treatment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 6 June 2005, Official Report, column 244W, on detainees (treatment), whether (a) detainees, (b) security internees and (c)...

      Diego Garcia (Terrorist Suspects)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the status of terrorist suspects held on military bases in Diego Garcia.

      Discharged Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether personnel who have been discharged under Queen's Regulations 9.413 and 9.414 are eligible for the Veteran's Badge.

      Fleet Construction Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list (a) the categories and (b) the numbers in each category of vessels to be constructed by (i) 2012 and (ii) 2015 in support of the future...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next expects to visit Gibraltar.

      Independent Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 20 June 2005, Official Report, column 666W, whether the Labour Party's 2005 manifesto commitment to retain the United Kingdom's...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the time frame is for withdrawing UK troops from Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2005, Official Report, columns 1204–05W, on Iraq, whether the British Deputy Senior Judge Advocate in Iraq had...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 23 June 2005, Official Report, column 44WS, on call-out of reservists for Iraq, how many of the 600...

      Joint Combat Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 23 June 2005, Official Report, columns 1141–42W, on aircraft carriers, what the reasons are for the different in-service...

      Lynx Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the original (a) projected cost and (b) in-service date for the replacement for the Lynx Mk 3/8 helicopter were; and what the current estimates are.

      Procurement Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what completed procurement projects since 1997 have had an approved cost at main gate or equivalent approval exceeding £250 million; and in each...

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on Territorial Army recruiting; and how many new Territorial Army soldiers were recruited in each year since 1997.

      Typhoon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Typhoon aircraft have been used in theatre operations.

      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department is evaluating the benefits to the UK of producing in the UK unmanned aerial vehicles with (a) offensive, (b) defensive and (c)...

  • International Development

    • Asian Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the aid pledged by the Government to provide relief to countries that were affected by the Asian tsunami has so far been paid.

    • Asian Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of possible cases of misuse of tsunami relief funds in Malaysia; and if he will make a statement.

      Everything But Arms Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Everything But Arms agreement in facilitating fairer trading conditions with...

      Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans the EU has for development assistance to Haiti.

      Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government have taken to support poverty eradication in Haiti.

      Health Professionals (Migration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact on the health systems of developing countries of health care professionals migrating to the...

      Africa (HIV/AIDS/Tuberculosis)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what research his Department has evaluated on the effects of male circumcision on infection rates of HIV/AIDS in Africa; and if he will...

      Africa (HIV/AIDS/Tuberculosis)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the UN Global Development Fund has been allocated to the treatment of (a) HIV/AIDS, (b) tuberculosis and (c) malaria...

      Africa (HIV/AIDS/Tuberculosis)

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the impact of tuberculosis on mortality rates in Africa; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on public advertising for reporting benefit fraud in the UK in 2004.

    • Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the value of fraud connected with each social security benefit; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to assist parents with care who are pursuing maintenance claims through the Child Support Agency against non-resident parents...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will set a timetable for the transfer of cases at the Child Support Agency from the old to the new scheme.

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions at what level he expects the Pension Protection Fund to be set; and how much he expects will be funded through (a) employee contribution and...

      Terminal Illness (Benefits)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) for how long on average awards of (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance under the special rules for terminal...

  • Education and Skills

    • Advertising Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the (a) Department and (b) non-departmental bodies for which the Department is responsible has spent on advertising type in the...

    • Child Care (VAT)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the effects on the charity and voluntary sector's ability to provide welfare services of the decision to...

      EU Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2005, Official Report, column 1006W, on EU students, what estimate she has made of the likely value of...

      Funding Gap

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will publish the Learning and Skills Development Agency's report on the funding gap between schools and further education colleges;...

      Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many mathematics graduates who were not UK citizens have entered the teaching profession in each of the last 10 years.

      National Vocational Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people attained NVQ Level (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 4 and (e) 5 in engineering in each year between 1997 and 2004.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, columns 476–78W, on school meals, which public body is responsible for...

      Secondary Schools (Cricket Pitches)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many secondary schools have access to an artificial cricket pitch; and what proportion of schools this represents.

      Training and Enterprise Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions have taken place between her Department and the Department for Work and Pensions concerning the applicability of the (a)...

  • Treasury

    • Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in women (a) aged 60 and over, (b) between 30 and 59 and (c) under 30 years in each year since 1975.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter of 9 February from the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire, regarding the proposal for an African twin-town with Ayrshire.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency uses computer assisted mass appraisal for valuations of residential properties when they are sold.

      Currency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many £5 (a) coins and (b) notes are in circulation.

      Government Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average interest rate yield on 10-year Government bonds in the UK was in each year for each of the last 10 years.

      Government Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce the level of long-term interest rates paid by the Government on their debt with a maturity of 10 years or more.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of standard rate of income tax he estimates would be required, assuming no other changes to behaviour, to recoup the revenue lost from (a)...

      Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make representations to (a) the Association of British Insurers and (b) the wider insurance industry to ensure that (i) all domestic and...

      Nervous System Diseases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the incidence of (a) brain tumours, (b) other cancers, (c) Parkinson's disease and (d) other diseases of the nervous system per 1,000 of the population...

      Powered Wheelchairs (Insurance)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to allow electric powered wheelchair dealers to sell insurance policies.

      Public Borrowing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he predicts the golden rule measure of net borrowing will be over the (a) current and (b) next economic cycle.

      Road Pricing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make a statement on his policy on lorry road user charging; (2) if he will make a statement on the progress of the lorry road user...

      Smoking

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research he has evaluated on the cost to the economy of (a) loss of workforce through smoking-related illness and (b) loss of working hours through...

      State Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will exempt state pensions from income tax and national insurance contributions.

      Tax Credits/Models

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to contact recipients of tax credits who have had overpayments recovered prior to June to notify them of the rights of appeal under Code...

      Tax Credits/Models

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which models used by other countries to estimate the tax gap his Department has studied.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if the Minister for Sport will make an official visit to Halifax.

    • Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the progress of plans for the new (a) aquatic centre, (b) velopark and (c) hockey pitches identified in...

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the budget was for the promotion of the London 2012 bid; and how much of that budget has been spent.

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have had with the Treasury concerning the tax take on the proposed...

      Places of Worship (VAT)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1431W, which listed places of worship in Northern Ireland have received...

      Running Tracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which metropolitan borough councils have running tracks with associated changing facilities.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Consultancy Companies (Regulation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to establish a regulatory body for consultancy companies.

    • Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek to strengthen the European Commission's negotiating mandate on Economic Partnership Agreements as part of the UK presidency of...

      Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list (a) the budget and (b) staffing levels of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate for the (i) 2002–03, (ii)...

      Energy Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the aims and objectives of the Government's energy policy are.

      EU Legislation (Compliance)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support his Department will give to the development of a working partnership between developers, investors and the commercial sector to...

      Methane Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research he has commissioned into the viability of using methane gas to generate electricity.

      Research, Technology and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to encourage industry to invest in research, technology and development.

      Weights and Measures Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance the Government have given local authority trading standards departments regarding enforcement of the Weights and Measures Directive.

  • Transport

    • Air Services/Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will issue guidelines to airline companies on levels of salt in in-flight meals.

    • Air Services/Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of consumers' understanding of financial protection schemes for air travellers; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the pension and other benefits packages offered to new British Transport Police constables are in London.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account has been taken of the likely effects on the (a) incremental net present value and (b) cost benefit ratio of the Crossrail plan if the...

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which part of the Crossrail network will become operational first.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the walkway in Romford know as Nursery Walk will remain open during construction of Crossrail.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact of Crossrail on the Cotswold Line service from Paddington to Worcester; and if he will make a statement.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures the Government are taking to encourage cycling.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which projects originally intended to be (a) completed and (b) commenced by Network Rail in the financial year 2004–05 have been deferred.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the results of the (a) autumn 2004 and (b) autumn 2003 count were showing what the (i)passenger in excess of capacity and (ii) total number of...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what representations he has received following the recent publication of the report from the Association of Train Operating Companies advocating...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce the final decision on the reopening of the Kettering-Corby railway line to regular passenger traffic; and what the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason the new platforms at Moor Street station are not being used; and when they will brought into use.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what improvements to Pitsea Station on the c2c line are planned; and what the timescale is.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with Network Rail on ensuring that necessary engineering work is carried out to enable commuter trains to use...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many deaths there were on railway lines in London in each year since 1997.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the timetable is for the South West Trains franchise renewal; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with the Association of Train Operating Companies on overcrowding (a) in the south-east and (b) on the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1418W, on railways, if he will take steps to change the limits prescribed to control...

      Trams and Guided Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the (a) tram and (b) guided bus systems that have been opened in each year since 1997.

  • Wales

    • Computer Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in each year since 2001–02; and for each year, on how many...

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to issue guidance on effective commissioning for those in the public and voluntary sectors who are commissioning work from external...

      Council Tax Revaluation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether transitional relief in the council tax revaluation in Wales was subsidised by central Government.

      M4 (Opening Dates)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the opening dates of sections of the M4 in Wales since 1975; and if he will list the opening dates of sections of the (a) A55 and (b) A470...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much the Department has spent on taxis in each of the last five years.

      Welsh Assembly Electoral System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the Government's plans to amend the electoral system for the Welsh Assembly to party list candidates also running for...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Affordable Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many affordable homes were provided in each London borough in each of the last five years.

    • Affordable Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many of the new homes to be built under the first-time buyers initiative he expects will be available at a price of £60,000.

      Affordable Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what additional funding he is making available in (a) 2006–07 and (b) 2007–08 to support (i) the social homebuy scheme, (ii) new build homebuy, (iii)...

      Affordable Homes

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of properties built for sale under the key worker housing scheme that have not yet been sold; and if he will make a statement.

      Best Value

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what indicative targets the Government set for each of the 2005–06 best value performance indicators for local authorities.

      Best Value

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the best value regime applies to (a) fire authorities and (b) police authorities.

      Best Value

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the residents' satisfaction rating was in each council, in each year in which that indicator has been part of the Best Value regime.

      Compulsory Purchase Orders

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many compulsory purchase orders have been carried out in each local authority in London in each of the last five years.

      Consultants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to issue guidance on effective commissioning for those in the public and voluntary sectors who are commissioning work from external consultants.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Deputy Prime Minister pays council tax for his official residences.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the estimated cost is of the council tax revaluation process in England.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the anticipated cost of (a) the council tax revaluation process and (b) the Lyons review of local government finance is.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average amount spent by each household in England on council tax was in the last year for which figures are available.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many households are liable for council tax in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) external advisers, (b) academics and (c) consultants that his Department have consulted over council tax revaluation.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for how many years the Government expect they will provide transitional relief following the council tax revaluation in England.

      Departmental Telecommunications

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many mobile phones his Department has (a) lost and (b) reported stolen since its establishment.

      Departmental Telecommunications

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which telephone answering services for which his Department is responsible are (a) staffed by employees of the Department, (b) serviced by call centres in the UK...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many freedom of information requests his Department has received since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and how many have been refused.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the implementation of the Gershon Review by local authorities.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what savings the Government expect local authorities to make under the Gershon Review, broken down by main budget heading.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) why the proposed Home Information Pack energy reports are currently confined to the internal costs of fuels; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what estimate he has made of the number of homeless households who were placed in self-contained temporary accommodation in 2004–05 which do not meet...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will take steps to enable local authorities to discharge their duty to statutorily homeless households by providing an assured shorthold tenancy in the...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes he plans to the definition of homelessness; and if he will make a statement.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the support his Department gives to temporary to permanent housing initiatives.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much funding each local authority in London has received from the homelessness directorate in each of the last five years to support local homelessness strategies.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes the Government have made to the eligibility of homeless people for accommodation since May 1997.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent estimate the Government have made of the level of hidden homelessness in England.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what changes the Government have made to the methodology for calculating (a) priority homelessness, (b) rough sleeping and (c) homeless in temporary accommodation...

      Houses in Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment the Government have made of the effect of the licensing of houses in multiple occupation on the buy to let housing market.

      Houses in Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what criteria will be used to decide which rental properties in the private sector are subject to licensing for houses in multiple occupation.

      Houses in Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether the timetable for publication of the final Code of Guidance on minimum standards in temporary accommodation has changed; and if he will make a...

      Houses in Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations his Department has received from (a) landlord and (b) tenants' organisations on houses in multiple occupation licensing fees; and what...

      Houses in Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate his Department made for regulatory impact assessment purposes of the amount which would be raised by houses in multiple occupation licensing fees;...

      Houses in Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what arrangements his Department has planned for ensuring houses in multiple occupation licence fees set by local authorities only recover costs; and when such...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2005, Official Report, columns 1306–07W, on housing, what the process will be for the Examination in Public of the East of...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2005, Official Report, columns 1306–07W, on housing, over what period the Examination in Public of the East of England...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) permanent tenancy and (b) introductory tenancy homes have been allocated to new tenants by (i)Birmingham city council and (ii) registered social...

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of councils that have completed their stock options appraisal have decided in favour of council retention of homes.

      Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which councils have not yet submitted a stock options appraisal; and whether he expects that all councils will meet the July deadline.

      Housing Corporation Approved Development Programme

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many affordable housing units built or procured through (a) the Housing Corporation Approved Development programme and (b) the Challenge Fund were (i) mixed...

      Local Authorities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the Government's policy is on call-in arrangements for executive decisions made by local authorities.

      Local Authorities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the consent regimes for local authorities that are administered by the Government Offices for the Regions.

      Local Authorities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many councils voted against transferring their stock to a registered social landlord; and how much funding in the Housing Revenue Account subsidy was...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the level of cash reserves is in each London borough.

      Merseyside Market Renewals

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost has been in fees paid for assessing local views in the three market renewal areas of Merseyside; which firms were involved; in which areas they...

      Mobile Phone Masts/Technology

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what restrictions there are on the erection of mobile phone masts in close proximity to schools.

      Mobile Phone Masts/Technology

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will restrict the number of phone masts which are permitted to be erected in a particular area.

      Mobile Phone Masts/Technology

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what topics will be covered by the research commissioned by his Department into the future direction of mobile phone technology; what the timetable for the...

      Mobile Phone Masts/Technology

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate the Government have made of the number of 3G mobile phone masts that will be erected to provide service for the new 3G licences.

      Planning Appeals (London)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will set out for each of the last five years for each London borough the number of planning appeals (a) for non-determination by the planning authority and...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many social homes in each local authority in England did not meet the Decent Homes Standard (a) in 1997, (b) in 2001 and (c) on the latest date for which...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average cost per household in England was of social housing rent in the last year for which figures are available.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list (a) the special advisers in his Department, (b) their specific areas of expertise and (c) the total cost of employing them in the latest year for...

      Statistical Datasets

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the statistical datasets his Department (a) holds and (b) collects containing data at local authority level.

      Telephone Boxes (London)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many public telephone boxes have been removed in each London borough in each of the last five years; and what the most recent figures are for the total...

      Tenants' Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to promote methods for tenants to obtain equity stakes in their homes.

      Under-occupation (Brent)

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the impact of the London borough of Brent's policy of offering financial incentives to under-occupying tenants willing to move to...

      University Accommodation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what decision has been made on whether accommodation (a) owned, (b) managed and (c) leased on behalf of universities and further education institutions will be...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Special Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list (a) the special advisers in his Department, (b) their specific areas of expertise and (c) the total cost of employing them in the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the social and political situation in Afghanistan.

    • Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the effectiveness of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention will next be reviewed.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Sunderland, South of 13 May on behalf of a constituent, Cheryl Dennison.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure his Department has incurred in pursuit of its Objective 4: A strong role for the UK in a strong Europe,...

      Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff are employed at each of the British embassies in the European Union; how many are employed at the British embassy...

      English Wine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that English wine is served (a) exclusively and (b) at the request of guests at receptions...

      EU Lobby Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on EU funding of lobby groups; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether there are plans to increase the (a) budget and (b) staff of the Office of the President of the EU in 2005–06.

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which EU (a) directives and (b) regulations the UK will seek to repeal during its presidency.

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans there are under the UK presidency to develop the Dutch system of deregulation in the EU.

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals for deregulation in the EU he expects the UK to table under its presidency.

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many directives he expects to be agreed during the UK's presidency of the EU.

      EU Summit (Sheffield)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost, including policing costs, was of the recent EU summit on Justice and Home Affairs held in Sheffield.

      EU Travel Ban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list individuals subject to an EU travel ban who have been permitted entry into the EU in the last three years.

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those countries that have declared that they will continue the ratification process for the EU constitution.

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the consequences under Article IV-443(4) of the proposed EU constitution of 20 countries...

      European Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on planned expenditure in support of the public information campaign in connection with the European...

      Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role the Government will play in supporting efforts to hold free and fair elections in Haiti; and whether the Government...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the UK, France and Germany to re-start negotiations with Iran on its use of nuclear technology.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the robustness of the electoral system in Iran following the recent presidential elections; and...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to improve relations with Iran.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) timetable and (b) scope is of the Court of Auditors' investigation into a possible breach of the embargo to the...

      Lithuania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what ministerial visits to Lithuania (a) have taken place in the past 12 months and (b) are planned for the next 12 months; and...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1480W, on the Middle East, whether any of the UK's EU partners...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1480W, on the Middle East, when the EU-Israel Association...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 28 June 2005, Official Report, column 1480W, on the Middle East, if he will give an outline of Ariel...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what system is inplace to check the end-use control of items of military assistance that have been gifted to Nepal as non-lethal.

      Non-EU Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the decision to abolish the right of appeal against refused visa...

      Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the security of nuclear weapons and related materials in Russia; and if he will make a statement.

      Treaty Challenges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the occasions since 1997 where the Government have formally challenged the legal treaty basis for legislative...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Turkey's proposed accession to the European Union.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications for visitors visas were (a) received and (b) refused in each of the last five years in (i) Nigeria,...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many appeals there have been against a refusal of a visitor's visa in each of the past five years; how many were granted;...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals have reported to his officials criminal activity undertaken against them in Zimbabwe without redress from...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Charity Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received following the Government's proposals on charity law in Northern Ireland.

    • Fast Response Team (DOE)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will establish a fast response team within the Department of the Environment (a) at weekends and (b) during public holidays to prevent...

      Higher Education (Overseas Students)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students from the European Union have been accepted to attend higher educational facilities in Northern Ireland in the next three years.

      Higher Education (Overseas Students)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students from countries outside the EU have been accepted to attend higher educational facilities in Northern Ireland in the next three...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were in receipt of housing benefit in each year since 2001.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many recipients of housing benefit there were in each district council area in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what level of fraud in housing benefit payments has been discovered in each year since 2001.

      Housing Executive Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the change in Housing Executive rents was in each year since 1997.

      Off-road Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what measures are in place to tackle the illegal use of quads and scrambler bikes in Northern Ireland; (2) if he will introduce...

      Phoenix Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether Phoenix Natural Gas (PNG) Ltd. and its parent company East Surrey Holdings have confirmed to the Government in advance of their proposed...

      Planning (Enforcement/Appeals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many enforcement officers are employed by the planning service in each divisional planning area; and how many posts are vacant.

      Planning (Enforcement/Appeals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many planning appeals on the grounds of non-determination have been pursued by applicants in the Province since 2000.

      Police Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has for the outsourcing of cleaning services in police stations in Northern Ireland.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much of the education budget has been set aside for breakfast and after-school clubs in the South East Education and Library Board area for...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much he plans to allocate to improving the quality of school meals in the Province, broken down by Education and Library Board area.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the policy of the Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland is in relation to the provision of school transport for disabled...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teachers are on long-term stress-related sick leave in each board area, broken down by (a) primary and (b) post-primary levels of education.

  • Health

    • Abortions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under which section of the Abortion Act 1967 the termination of pregnancy was performed for each of the maternal deaths associated with termination of...

    • Accident and Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total number of accident and emergency attendances was for each NHS region for each of the last three years for which records were available.

      Adult Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to produce a White Paper on adult social care; and if she will make a statement.

      Alcohol Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the number of children admitted to hospital where the primary diagnosis is mental and behavioural disorders due...

      Alcohol Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol-related incidents required a response by ambulance services in (a) England and (b) each ambulance trust in each year since 1997.

      Alliance Medical Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2005, Official Report, columns 629–30W, to the hon. Member for North Durham (Mr. Jones), on Alliance Medical Ltd....

      Alliance Medical Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints have been made through the central negligence scheme by patients receiving treatment provided by Alliance Medical.

      Alliance Medical Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what dates have been set for review of Alliance Medical's contract to provide scanning services in the NHS.

      Alliance Medical Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who is responsible for payment of utility bills incurred by Alliance Medical for the site it occupies in Middlesbrough.

      Alliance Medical Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many residents of Chester-le-Street have had scans provided by Alliance Medical; (2) how many residents of Stanley have had scans carried out...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of Alzheimer's patients who are being treated with antipsychotic drugs.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care home beds in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley are operated (i) privately and (ii) by local authorities.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost per week is in of a care home bed in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley; and what the waiting time for a care bed is in (i) Chorley and...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of care homes for older people (a) exceeded, (b) met, (c) almost met and (d) did not meet the national minimum standard for...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the extent of social isolation of residents in the care home sector.

      Carer Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many carer assessments and reviews made under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 were undertaken in each year since 2000, in each London borough.

      Community Equipment Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the next wave of tenders for provision of community equipment services will be advertised.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the Government will provide vouchers to be used for private dental care to people in areas where there is no access to an NHS dentist; and if she will...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long applicants for Personal Dental Service contracts have waited on average for approval from her Department's bids panel in each month since July 2004.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Christchurch (Mr. Chope) of 20 June 2005, Official Report, column 790W, on dentistry, if she will list the...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies have been commissioned by her Department to evaluate the personal dental service (PDS) contract; and what information her Department receives...

      Diagnostic Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of diagnostic scans in the NHS were carried out by private healthcare companies in the last year for which figures are available.

      Domiciliary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) people and (b) households were receiving domiciliary care in each social service authority area in (i) 1992–93, (ii) 1997–98 and...

      Domiciliary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what public financial support was provided for the training of domiciliary carers in the last year for which figures are available; (2) how many...

      Domiciliary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her Answer of 9 June 2005, Official Report, column 628W, on domiciliary care, what the timescale is for (a) the work officials are undertaking...

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) governors and (b) public governors there are of each foundation hospital trust; and how many public governors of each trust declare in their...

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued to (a) foundation trusts and (b) Monitor on the funding trusts should make available (i) to encourage membership, recruitment...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to monitor the target for 48 hour access to a general practitioner.

      General Social Care Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to make an announcement concerning the next groups to be registered with the General Social Care Council.

      Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of delayed discharge in hospitals located in the Haringey teaching primary care trust area; and if she will make a...

      Health Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Health Direct will be established as a subsidiary of NHS Direct; whether NHS Direct and Health Direct will share the same access points; and if...

      Health Services (Contractors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the independent sector providers with whom (a) her Department has contracts for the provision of health services and (b) primary care...

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the level of access to specialist assessment and treatment for people with hepatitis C infection.

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing modelling techniques to assist in projecting numbers of patients needing specialist treatment and care for...

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what projections have been made for the incidence of hepatitis C in England.

      Hospital Workers (Drug Dependency)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has evaluated on drug dependency in hospital workers.

      Hospital-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus, (b) vancomycin-intermediate Staphyloccus aureus, (c) Clostridium difficile associated...

      In-flight Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations she has received on the impact on the health of passengers of the salt and fat content of in-flight meals; (2) if she will...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what prioritisation system the Health Protection Agency has put in place for vaccinations in the event of an influenza pandemic.

      IVF Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many primary care trusts have fully implemented the recommendation that all eligible patients should receive one NHS-funded IVF treatment; (2)...

      Kidney Transplants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will provide ringfenced funding for kidney transplants; and if she will make a statement.

      Malarial Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the use of fungal spores in reducing malarial infections.

      Meat Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to encourage the employment of plant inspection assistants (PIAs) for the red meat industry; and when she is expecting to evaluate the...

      Meat Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many meat inspectors were in employment in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and what the establishment was for each year.

      Meat Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of the Meat Hygiene Service, with particular reference to training levels for (a) inspectors and (b) plant...

      Monsanto Maize

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 May 2005, Official Report, column 633W, on Monsanto's maize, what the effects were on rats fed on Monsanto's GM corn MON 863...

      MRI Scans (Durham)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual running cost is of the NHS scanner at the University Hospital North Durham was in 2004–05.

      NHS Acute Hospital Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS acute hospital trusts can (a) close beds, (b) close wards and (c) withdraw services without her consent.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 10 most common reasons for calls to NHS Direct were during the last 12 months for which information is available.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people contracted to work within the NHS are not entitled to (a) sick pay and (b) holiday pay.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staff turnover is among (a) all medical staff, (b) all non-medical clinical staff and (c) all other staff in the NHS in the most recent period...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the numbers of obese (a) adults and (b) children in (i) East Yorkshire and (ii) England; and how these figures compare with...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the United Kingdom are obese; and what estimate has been made of the number of people who died as a result of obesity in each of the...

      Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons a measure of mental health was not included in the milestone in the National Service Framework for Older People that by April 2004 local...

      Park Hill, Egginton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost was of the purchase and refurbishment of Park Hill, Egginton, Derbyshire by the local health authority.

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many training places have been available for those wanting to become physiotherapists in each of the last four years; (2) how many...

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures her Department is taking to ensure there is an adequate number of posts available for newly-qualified physiotherapists.

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people studied physiotherapy at university each year since 2002.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the merits of linking re-organisation of primary care trusts with that of local government...

      Private Sector Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library the monthly reports she receives from private sector providers.

      Radiographers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many radiographers have been employed in the NHS in each year since 1991.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many school nurses are employed in (a) East Staffordshire, (b) Staffordshire and (c) England.

      Select Committee Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will respond to the reports of the Health Select Committee from the previous Parliament to which she has not yet responded.

      Sexually-transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new diagnoses of (a) syphilis, (b) gonorrhoea, (c) chlamydia, (d) herpes and (e) genital warts were recorded by the Health and Protection Agency...

      Sexually-transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what screening services are available for men with suspected Chlamydia infection; what plans she has to improve these services; and if she will make...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the Government have commissioned research on the likely effects of allowing smoking in pubs where food is not prepared; (2) what penalties...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her assessment is of the extent of smoking-related illness in Liverpool.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding the Government has provided for tobacco policy support to (a) local authorities, (b) Government Offices for the Regions and (c) regional...

      Solvent Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research the Government have commissioned on the causes and effects of solvent abuse.

      Solvent Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinics in England provide services for the treatment of solvent abuse.

      Solvent Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when and where the Government's strategy on volatile substance abuse will be announced.

      Speech Therapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many speech therapists there have been per 100,000 (a) adults and (b) children in each of the last 10 years.

      Water Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the report of the World Health Organisation in 2002 concerning the findings of the US National Toxicology Programme...

  • Home Department

    • Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have taken place against persons who have sold an air weapon to a person under 17 years in each of the last five years.

    • Alcohol (Crime/Disorder Zones)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has commissioned into the effects of designated alcohol disorder zones; and how these zones will be enforced.

      Alcohol (Crime/Disorder Zones)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on police campaigns to tackle alcohol-related crime in each year from 1997.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued to people aged under (a) 10 years, (b) 11 years, (c) 12 years, (d) 13 years, (e) 14...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued to (a) girls and (b) boys under 16 years in each London borough in each year since 1999.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the (a) number and (b) application of antisocial behaviour orders in Hemel Hempstead constituency.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many under 16-year-olds have breached the terms of their antisocial behaviour orders.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of antisocial behaviour orders have been breached; and how many of those concerned were given a custodial sentence.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in (a) the Dyfed Powys Constabulary and (b) the Ceredigion constituency in each year...

      Asset Recovery Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent officers have been engaged by each police authority area in asset recovery in each year since the introduction...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of failed asylum seekers in the UK.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are followed when an illegal asylum seeker is detected inside UK borders.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list complaints made by asylum detainees against escort services to and from Yarl's Wood and Oakington in the last six months,...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been made by detainees about their treatment by escort services to and from Yarl's Wood detention centre in the last...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for asylum were received from Zimbabwean nationals in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003 and (e) 2004; and if he...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers have been sent back to Zimbabwe in the past 18 months.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers are on hunger strike in Harmondsworth detention centre.

      British Citizens/Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the differences are between a British citizen and a British subject; and if he will make a statement.

      British Citizens/Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what travel regulations apply to British subjects married to British citizens.

      Bus Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bus drivers were charged with (a) drink driving, (b) speeding and (c) operating a mobile phone while driving in London in each of...

      CCTV (Lancashire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the funding for CCTV in Lancashire.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the extra community support officers that the Government have proposed to recruit by 2008 are to be posted in London; and if he...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers there are in Wolverhampton; and how many there are in the constituencies of Wolverhampton (a)...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community support officers are (a) on duty, (b) being trained and (c) to be trained in 2005–06 in Lancashire.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the working structure is between police community support officers and local community wardens in Chorley.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of crime was (a) alcohol-related and (b) drug-related in each of the last three years.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes there were in Hemel Hempstead constituency for each year since 1997.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were reported in Hertfordshire in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of reported crimes in Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland were classified as (a) violent crimes and (b) distraction...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the clear-up rates for (a) burglary, (b) robbery, (c) violent crime, (d) car crime and (e) sexual offences were in the London borough of...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the (a) agencies and (b) partnerships responsible for the reduction of crime in the Wycombe constituency.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what crime detection rates have been in Wales in each year since the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard, broken down by...

      Criminal Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria he used to decide the amount given to each police force from the extra £13 million in funding under the asset recovery...

      Criminal Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal offences have been created in legislation sponsored by his Department since May 1997; and how many have been abolished.

      Disorder Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices for disorder for throwing objects at trains have been issued by the (a) Metropolitan police and (b) British...

      DNA Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA records were held by each police force in England in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by...

      Dog Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of dog theft; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) women and (b) men have been recorded as victims of domestic violence in each of the last five years, broken down by age.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women have been (i) charged with and (ii) convicted of assault involving domestic violence in each of the last five...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to tackle the sale of drugs (a) on streets and (b) in nightclubs.

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Minister for Immigration's official engagements are for Thursday 30 June.

      Firearms Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of offences under the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 for carrying a replica or imitation firearm, broken...

      Firearms Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will introduce a statutory definition of lethality in firearms legislation in relation to the definition of a firearm as a...

      Gun and Drug Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has commissioned into the link between gun and drug crime.

      Happy Slapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of the practice known as 'happy slapping' were reported to the police in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Illegal Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants found within UK borders since 1997 have been convicted under the terrorism laws.

      Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects all families who have applied for indefinite leave to remain under the one-off exercise to allow families who have been in...

      Knives in School

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of school age children bringing knives or other offensive weapons into schools were (a) reported to the police and (b)...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each (a) petty sessional division area and (b) police authority area have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted under (A)...

      Lunar House

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether the Minister for Immigration will attend the South London Citizens' Inquiry into Lunar house; (2) for what reasons the...

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the sources of methadone traded illegally.

      Motoring Offences (London)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people have been prosecuted for driving (a) without a licence, (b) without insurance and (c) without an MOT in each London...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many persons have been (a) charged with, and (b) convicted of offences relating to unlawful (i) marketing of knives and (ii)...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted for fraudulently using a UK passport in London in each of the last five years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for each London borough police officers, what the (a) establishment, (b) current number in post and (c) number on sickness absence and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) for each London borough by each rank up to chief inspector, (a) how many and (b) what percentage of police officers are aged (i) over...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the (a) Chief Constable and (b) Police Authority in Gloucestershire regarding structural re-organisation.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been made against police officers in each year since 1997 in (a) Southend and (b) Essex; and what action has been...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that performance related pay for superintendents and chief superintendents reflects the (a) demands on, and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, column 518W, on police precepts, if he will provide figures per capita of the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles were purchased by police forces in England and Wales in the financial years 2001 to 2005; and how many, and what proportion...

      Project Iris

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost is of the contract with SAGEM to supply the Iris based immigration system as part of Project Iris.

      Public Order Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people (a) over 18 years and (b) under 18 years were prosecuted for offences under section (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3, (iv) 4, (v) 4(a)...

      Right of Abode

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of British nationals have the right of abode in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of shoplifters brought to police attention were (a) taken into custody, (b) charged, (c) prosecuted and (d) convicted in each...

      Student Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the number of non-EU students studying in the UK of increasing the charges for student visas.

      Student Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the higher education sector on the likely impact of increased charges for student visas on future...

      Student Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the effects of increasing the charges for student visas on future revenue for UK universities from fees paid by...

      Student Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the likely revenue from increasing charges for non-EU student visas.

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there have been preliminary results from the survey into the health effects of Tetra Systems being carried out by Imperial College...

      Thames Valley Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were allocated to each local force within the Thames Valley police area in each year since 1997.

      Underage Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to change the legislation relating to the drinking of alcohol to make it an offence to drink in public if a person is under...

      Violent Crime Reduction Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether restaurants and hotels with publicly accessible bars will be exempt from the alcohol disorder zone proposals in the Violent Crime...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on whether Zimbabwe is a safe country in which to return asylum seekers.

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum Seekers: Detention

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many asylum seekers were detained for a period of six months or more between 1 January and 31 December 2004.

    • Asylum Seekers: Tribal Affiliations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the tribal affiliations of asylum seekers from Africa, compared with the tribal affiliation of the governments of each country mentioned in the Answer by...

      Badgers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Mr Jim Knight, on 26 May (HC Deb,...

      Breastfeeding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What research has been undertaken to evaluate the link between the availability of specialist breastfeeding advisers and the number of mothers breastfeeding their...

      Breastfeeding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to make extra resources available to primary care trusts for the recruitment of specialist breastfeeding advisers in neonatal units.

      Capgemini

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the performance of Capgemini as a contractor to H M Revenue and Customs is satisfactory.

      Channel Tunnel Rail Link

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 20 June (WA 157–158) (a) why the initial capital cost of the construction of the Channel Tunnel...

      Charities: Government Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What total funding, broken down by department, they provided to charities, whether by way of financial support or services, in the last five years.

      City Acadamies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many city academies are in special measures or considered to be failing in the view of Ofsted.

      Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the breach of the 21 day rule in respect of both the Orders for the Delivery of Documents (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations (S.I. 2005/1131) and the Stamp...

      Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any of the provisions in the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings currently concern them; if so, which provisions;...

      Green Belt Land

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much green belt land has been lost since 1997; and whether they will give details of where and how much in each locality where such loss occurred; and How much...

      Immigration: Unaccompanied Children

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the procedure at United Kingdom airports to establish the true identity of unaccompanied children entering the United Kingdom.

      M2/A299 Roadworks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 28 June (WA17–18), on what basis they make their assessment that delays as a result of traffic...

      McKinsey and Co.

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) Whether McKinsey and Company Incorporated is currently carrying out any work for the NHS Modernisation Agency; (b) how many projects the firm has carried out...

      Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005: Control Order Powers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the reply by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 19 April (HL 1890), how many of the several hundred terrorists, stated by the Prime Minister to be on...

      Prisoners: Deportation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What statistics they hold on the length of time prisoners due to be deported are held beyond the end of their sentences; whether the principal causes of any delays...

      Rural Delivery Review

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs press release of 17 May stating that the "Government's strategy for rural areas is to ensure that...

      Schools: Modernisation of Premises

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What special schemes they may be offering to assist and encourage the modernisation of school premises.

      Schools: Underachieving Black Boys

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will support the suggestion made by the Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality for the provision of separate black-led education provision for...

      Space Exploration and Research

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their total expenditure on space exploration and space research from 1997–98 to the latest date for which information is available.

      Sport Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their current estimate of grants to be made available to the sport and play industries for each of the next three years from all government sources.

      Tax Credits: Electronic Data Systems

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the status of any claim by HM Revenue and Customs against Electronic Data Systems in relation to the tax credits system.

      Teachers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the proportions of male and female teachers in primary and secondary schools in (a) England and Wales; (b) Scotland; (c) Northern Ireland; and (d) the...

      Zimbabwe: Asylum Seekers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will release all Zimbabwean nationals currently held in detention in the United Kingdom pending deportation.

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